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Supporting veterinary students
  1. Myfanwy Hill, President
  1. AVS, c/o School of Veterinary Sciences, University of Bristol, Langford House, Langford, North Somerset BS40 5DU
  1. e-mail: president{at}

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I READ with some surprise that the newly founded British Veterinary Union (BVU) is aiming to enlist veterinary students to its membership (VR, July 23, 2011, vol 169, p 90).

Veterinary students in the UK and Ireland already have access to three bodies of representation: the Association of Veterinary Students of Great Britain and Ireland (AVS); the BVA; and the National Union of Students (NUS). To the best of my knowledge the new union has not approached any of these bodies to find out what support is already available to students, or …

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